Good things usually come naturally to our lives and this is how I feel about today’s “Beautiful Homes of Instagram“. I first found out about Hollie Milne from @artfulhomestead when she tagged me on Instagram and I immediately loved her place, but I had no idea this is a former “HGTV Dream Home”. I just loved how she embraced every space and especially how she designed the entire home with her family members in mind. Read more about her home, her story, and you will see why I couldn’t help but invite her to be part of this series.
“We own the HGTV Dream Home 2012 and no we didn’t win it! The winner opted to take the money and we bought it. I call it the home that HGTV started because right after we moved in I went to work on the addition.
Why, you may ask? Because I wanted a home where my 5 children and their families could come to bond and be together as a family. It is located right outside of Park City in a little town called Midway Village. Our town is so small we don’t even have a stop light, but that’s what makes it special.
I immediately got started by designing the addition, looking for a contractor and finding products. The family kitchen was built with a 20’ table and 20’ island. I wanted all 31 of us to be able to sit and eat together. The table accommodates 22 and the island 10. We also needed to sleep everyone so 3 more guest suites and two bunk rooms were added to the plans. The other room I wanted was a studio for designing and quilting. I wanted it to be attached to the home but not accessible from the home so I added it to the other side of the garage and designed it like a ‘pied a terre’ in Paris. It has a kitchenette, 4 piece bathroom and the sofa has a pull out bed.
When the building started it wasn’t long before I realized I needed to be on the job site daily. I became the contractor, designer and site manager. Luckily I had the main house to stay in and I would go home to Southern California on the weekends where my husband was still working. The addition was finished in June of 2014 and it has become our forever home.
A little bit about me… I always lived in big cities. I grew up in Philadelphia. My husband is Canadian and we have lived in Chicago, Denver, Calgary, and Southern California. We raised 5 children and have 19 grandchildren. My husband retired in the fall of 2015 and we live here full time although I think I have at least one more remodel in me because we would like to have a 2nd home back In California to escape the cold of Utah. I always need to be learning new things and look for opportunities to be creative so I’m sure there is much in the horizon to still explore and become.”
Exterior Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray, Sherwin Williams SW 7045 Intellectual Gray & Sherwin Williams SW 6242 Bracing Blue.
Mountain views can be enjoyed from every angle.
The exterior of this home features modern rustic architecture with timber trusses, batten and board siding, natural stone and balconies.
The front door is natural walnut.
This gorgeous great room feature incredible natural stone walls and Brazilian Cherry hardwood floor. Wall paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 7012 Creamy. Beams and trims are Sherwin Williams SW 0023 Pewter Tankard.
The Brazilian Cherry wood floors are from Lumber Liquidators.
French doors and windows paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 7515 Homestead Brown.
Furniture & Decor: Sofa, linen chair, sofa table and area rug are from RH. Floor lamp is Stray Dog Designs. Garden stools are WS Home.
The stone was locally quarried to match exterior stonework.
Autumn…I’m ready for hot chocolate, sweaters and sitting in my cozy chair by the fireplace. My decor changes ever so slightly by bringing in cozy pillows and comfy throws. Vases are filled with cotton stems and wild grasses. And it is harvest time! Time for preserving and baking.
The rustic linen chair is from Restoration Hardware.
Navy striped chairs are from Anthropology.
Painting titled “Retirement” by Utah Artist Jeff Pugh.
This is how I do neutrals, navy and woods. How do you do neutrals?
Coffee table is from Restoration Hardware. Isn’t it beautiful? Hollie says that she has more than 100 decor books!
The family kitchen was designed to accommodate Hollie’s entire family and it features a 20’ table and 20’ island.
The island stools are from Anthropologie.
This spacious kitchen feature two farmhouse sinks and bridge faucets by Kohler. Notice the desk with bench at the end of the island.
Hardware: Cabinet Pulls are by Emtek.
Cabinets are custom by Creative Woodworks in a custom color similar to Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. Ceiling paint color is ceilings Sherwin Williams Open Blue.
Appliances: Stove top, Oven, Microwave and Warming Drawer are Wolf.
Pizza…truth be told when I first had pizza as a child I was not a fan. But now I’m in love with pizza! Thin crust, deep crust, marinara, white sauce, toppings galore and don’t forget the cheese! What’s your favorite toppings?
Pizza oven is by Earth Stone.
Backsplash is Emser Tile Confetti Oval White.
Cabinet knobs are by Restoration Hardware.
Counters are Silestone Quartz Bianco River.
The fridge/freezer is by Sub Zero.
It is said the kitchen is ‘the heart of the home’ so when I was designing our family kitchen I knew it needed to have a big heart. One that would accommodate my 5 married children and 19 grandchildren. A place where we can all gather and be a family.
Wall paint color is Restoration Hardware Pale Silver.
Table and chairs are RH.
The cabinets feature custom doors and millwork with diamond pattern.
The sun filtering thru the dutch door mixed with the crisp air is as perfect as it gets! Freshly preserved jars and little gold leaf pumpkins are some signs in my home that fall has arrived.
Cabinet Ladder: Lots of open shelves were a must when I designed the family kitchen and I love how the cookbook shelf continues over the dutch door. The perfect spot to add a library ladder. These shelves hold everything to set a table, with everyday dishes, vintage milk glass, jadeite plates and my wedding china. The drawers are filled with silverware.
Library Ladder: Alaco.
Chandeliers are RH.
The dutch door between the cabinets lead out to the playground for the tiny tots. The door is made by local cabinet maker Creative Woodworks in natural walnut.
Family table all decked out for autumn.
I gold leafed my little white pumpkins. The table throws are from Pottery Barn.. and of course, a little blue is always a good idea.
The drawer pulls are made of glass.
So fun to restyle…my open shelves in the family kitchen showcasing a rainbow cookbooks, everyday dishes, jadeite, milk glass and vintage enamelware.
Floors are custom wide plank natural walnut with silver wash by Wood Floor Warehouse.
The kitchen opens to this bright and colorful sitting room. Painting by Utah artist Brian Kershisnik titled ‘Dancing to Places.’
Chevron Chair: Jonathan Adler.
Lamps: Stray Dog Designs.
Side Tables: WS Home.
Area Rug: Overstock.
Sofa: Wesley Hall.
Trim paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 0023 Pewter Tankard. Wall paint color is Restoration Hardware Pale Silver.
The floors are silver travertine 12×24 tiles in a subway pattern.
The breezeway…going toward the family kitchen. Vintage soda bottle chandelier on pitched bead board ceiling painted Sherwin Williams Copen Blue. Benches are from Anthropologie and sconces are from Restoration Hardware.
When we added the addition we needed to connect the two houses together. A gallery of paintings showcasing women and their lives line the long wall from one end to the other.
Quilts…all handmade mostly by me, some vintage but all cozy and ready to cuddle on a chilly afternoon.
Gallery of 30 frames filled with captured moments throughout the year.
This is where Hollie’s grandchildren play and read.
These vintage barn doors lead to the grandkids bunk rooms and the chairs are a cozy place to sit when reading a book.
Barn door paint color is Sherwin Williams SW6479 Drizzle.
Barn door hardware is by Rustica.
Bookcases are from Restoration Hardware.
The master bedroom feels calm and relaxing. I love the color palette.
Bed is from RH. Throw is Alice Lane Home.
Accent wall and trim paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 0023 Pewter Tankard. Wall paint color is Restoration Hardware Pale Silver.
The view from our master balcony, from the apple orchard at the bottom to the mountain tops with a sprinkling of snow and the clear blue sky. I’m so glad I turned around and didn’t miss this moment.
Part of my nightly ritual before bed is a long bath and this tub is the epitome of luxury, where bubbles are a necessity!
Isn’t this bedroom inviting?! I love the rug! Bed and ottomans are from Restoration Hardware.
Bathroom features gray wall tile. Tile is Emser Lucente Fog in a 3×6 size, used in a Brick Pattern.
Paint color is Restoration Hardware Pale Silver. Bed is Restoration Hardware.
The powder room features hardwood flooring and a quartz countertop.
This guest room is very vintage with a little glam. I love mixing the old grandmothers flower garden quilt with the gold pendants and a gallery wall of years gone by. Paint color is Sherwin Williams SW0068 Copen Blue.
Pendants are Stray Dog Design.
Ottoman is WS Home.
Bed is RH.
Yet another beautiful guest bedroom. Notice the stunning hardwood floors.
This is very special place for Hollie. She loves quilting and this is where she creates her beautiful pieces. The cabinet we see here was custom-made and it’s very heavy and sturdy.
Paint Color is Sherwin Williams Creamy. Ceiling is SW Copen Blue.
See that machine in the background? Once I finish the quilt top I’m working on it goes on there to be quilted.
Hollie’s office features herringbone flooring and a kitchenette.
Cabinet paint color is a custom match to Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
Monday is laundry day… do you have set days for chores? The family laundry room with 2 washers and 2 dryers. Space to fold and a 4′ utility sink for hand washables, flower arranging and bathing grandbabies.
Washers and dryers are GE.
This is the family laundry room with a little hint of autumn on the windowsill above the sink that I just had to have to bathe my grandbabies. Sink and faucet are by Kohler.
All doors are natural walnut.
Can you picture yourself drinking a hot cocoa here and enjoying the mountain views? When are you inviting me over, Hollie? 🙂
The playground is by Cedarworks Playsets. We painted it and added tin roof to match house.
Sherwin Williams SW 6242 Bracing Blue.
The HGTV homes was around 4600 sq ft. With the new addition (seen above), Hollie’s home now measures 11500 sq ft.
The property is set on 3 1/2 acres and backs into the Provo river.
HGTV was right about calling this a “dream home” but it certainly became even more so after Hollie moved in and finished designing it.
Wasn’t it super fun to see Hollie’s home today? She is a very kind and talented woman and I am very proud of having her here today.
Did you have a good weekend? My weekend was everything I expected… minus the bad Japanese food. I love Japanese food and we often go out to try on new restaurants, but the last one we went on Saturday night was a huge disappointment. Very expensive and the quality of the food was terrible. How could that be, right? The meat was awful and the rolls were falling apart. Honestly, I think there’s nothing that irritates me more than bad restaurants. Do you feel the same? I usually don’t say anything, I simply never go back. Paying for bad food makes me so mad! Arrgghh LOL
In despite of my bad experience with food on Saturday, today was perfect! I made a great (and easy) brunch for us (recipe I’ve received from a wonderful reader, by the way), and, later today, my husband cooked dinner for us while I was working on this post. Sometimes, the best food is the one we have at home, cooked with love and with fresh ingredients! 🙂
I hope your week is filled with great news, great health and many Blessings!
We’ll talk again soon, my friends!
Sources: Images 2, 3 & 4 are via HGTV. Remaining images are by @artfulhomestead.